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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Trajectory Profile

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Global Attribute Section
Attribute Name Attribute Value
acknowledgment The most important contributors are the collectors of the original data. Without their efforts, this compilation of data would not have been possible. These data were acquired from the US NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). This work was supported by the NCEI management.
cdm_data_type Trajectory
comment Originator's (level 1) data that have been processed and stored in the NetCDF format in compliance with the CF and ACDD conventions.
contributor_name S.Wijffels and J.Church
contributor_role data originator
Conventions CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
creator_email Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
creator_institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
creator_name Charles Sun
creator_type person
creator_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/
date_created 2016-08-10T15:03:05Z
date_issued 2016-08-10T15:03:05Z
date_metadata_modified 2016-08-10T15:03:05Z
date_modified 2016-08-10T15:03:05Z
featureType trajectoryProfile
geospatial_bounds POLYGON(( -32.0027 111.8413, -20.3013 111.8413, -20.3013 116.6480, -32.0027 116.6480, -32.0027 111.8413))
geospatial_bounds_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_bounds_vertical_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_lat_min -32.0027
geospatial_lat_max -20.3013
geospatial_lon_min 111.8413
geospatial_lon_max 116.6480
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_min 20.
geospatial_vertical_max 300.
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
history 2016-08-10T15:03:05Z csun updateJASADCPnc.R Version 1.0,
2016-05-26T12:37:01Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 3.0,
Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a valid_max,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000755/gocd_a0000755_00555v3.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a valid_min,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000755/gocd_a0000755_00555v3.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000755/gocd_a0000755_00555v3.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,sampling_interval,d,, ../V3/a0000755/gocd_a0000755_00555v3.nc,
2016-01-07T14:01:54Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 1.0,
2014-12-15T20:16:32Z csun convJASADCP.f90 Version 1.0
id 0093183
institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
instrument VM-150(NB)
instrument_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
keywords EARTH SCIENCE,OCEANS,OCEAN CIRCULATION,OCEAN CURRENTS
keywords_vocabulary GCMD Science Keywords
license These data are openly available to the public Please acknowledge the use of these data with the text given in the acknowledgment attribute.
metadata_link http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/text/query
naming_authority gov.noaa.nodc
platform franklin
platform_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
processing_level Level 2
product_version GOCD 3.0
program unknown
project WOCE (Special Survey)
publisher_email NCEI.info@noaa.gov
publisher_institution US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_name US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_type institution
publisher_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
references http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
source global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
standard_name_vocabulary NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention
summary global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
time_coverage_start 1996-06-01T03:49:00Z
time_coverage_end 1996-06-10T21:00:00Z
time_coverage_duration P0Y009DT17H11M00S
time_coverage_resolution R000234/1996-06-01T03:49:00Z/P0Y009DT17H11M00
title Global Ocean Currents Database - gocd_a0000755_00555v3.nc
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_TrajectoryProfile_Orthogonal_Template_v2.0
gocd_id gocd_a0000755_00555v3.nc
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
uuid add23cd7-0dea-4edb-afe1-4fea89c37e44

Variable Metadata Section
Variable ID Number Variable Name Variable Type Number of Attributes Number of Dimensions
1 crs int 6 0
2 depth float 11 1
3 latitude float 10 1
4 longitude float 10 1
5 time double 12 1
6 u float 15 2
7 v float 15 2

Data Metadata Section
Variable Name (Dimension Name(s)) Variable Type Attribute Name Attribute Value
crs int  
    long_name Coordinate Reference System
    grid_mapping_name latitude_longitude
    epsg_code EPSG:4326
    longitude_of_prime_meridian 0.0
    semi_major_axis 6378137.0
    inverse_flattening 298.257223563
depth ( z ) float  
    long_name Depth
    units meters
    valid_min 0.f
    valid_max 15000.f
    data_min 20.
    data_max 300.
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
    positive down
    standard_name depth
    coverage_content_type coordinate
latitude ( obs ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    long_name Latitude
    standard_name latitude
    units degrees_north
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min -32.0027
    data_max -20.3013
    valid_min -90.
    valid_max 90.
    coverage_content_type coordinate
longitude ( obs ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    long_name Longitude
    standard_name longitude
    units degrees_east
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min 111.8413
    data_max 116.648
    valid_min -180.
    valid_max 180.
    coverage_content_type coordinate
time ( obs ) double  
    long_name time
    standard_name time
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00Z
    axis T
    ancillary_variables time_quality_flag
    data_min 2450235.65902778
    data_max 2450245.375
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
    calendar julian
    cf_role profile_id
    coverage_content_type coordinate
u ( obs , z ) float  
    long_name Eastward Velocity Component
    standard_name eastward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time:point z:point
    ancillary_variables u_quality_flag
    data_min -0.662
    data_max 1.16700004577637
    valid_min -5.
    valid_max 5.
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    coverage_content_type physicalMeasurement
v ( obs , z ) float  
    long_name Northward Velocity Component
    standard_name northward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time:point z:point
    ancillary_variables v_quality_flag
    data_min -1.034
    data_max 0.563
    valid_min -5.
    valid_max 5.
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    coverage_content_type physicalMeasurement